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Cowgirl

Characteristics

Variety

Cowgirl

Use

Hay & Pasture

Root Habit

Bunch-grass

Plant Type

Basal

Preferred Growing Conditions

Widely adapted; does best on moist heavy textured soils

Production Period

Spring - Fall

Key Features

  • Soft leaved
  • Improved palatability
  • Endophyte free

Limitations

  • Not always winter hardy

Environmental Tolerances

Winter Hardiness

Spring - Fall

Drought Tolerance

Moderate

Flooding Tolerance

Moderate to High

Optimum PH

5.5-6.5

Acidity Tolerance

High

Alkalinity Tolerance

Moderate

Salinity Tolerance

Moderate to High

Recent BY PLUS notes

Forage and Turf Seed Production Market Update

Posted: Sep 16, 2021

Growing forage and turf seed is a great way not only to diversify the risk and spread out your farm workload, but to also be able to take advantage of two separate uses from a single field – income from the seed crop, and also the straw and forage regrowth that is produced as a by-product in some crops.

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Growing Annual Ryegrass for More than Forage

Posted: Sep 01, 2021

With Scott Davie

Annual ryegrass has been grown for forage production by farmers in Western Canada for many years, but when it comes to seed production, it’s typically been an afterthought.

However, you may want to rethink that approach and start taking a closer look at what annual ryegrass has to offer, says Scott Davie, a Seed Production Specialist with BrettYoung.

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